We can all agree that their are small nuisances around our home or little jobs that we would like to conquer but don’t quite know the best or easiest way. For example one of your automobiles is leaking oil and although it may be a small amount and not worth the cost of repairs it is taking a toll on your driveway. Are the oil stains stuck there forever or is there an easy do it yourself trick that might require a bit of elbow grease? There are actually two tricks that can help in getting rid of these stubborn stains. If the spot is still wet you will need to sprinkle a good amount of sand, cornstarch,clay based cat litter or baking soda over the spot to help absorb the oil. If the spot is dry you will need to wet it first and then scour the spot with a mix of baking soda and water. This is where the elbow grease comes in. Get a stiff wire brush and scour spot thoroughly. Use hose to rinse off baking soda mix with water. Let it air dry. If dark spots still remain you may have to use a stronger household cleaner such as concentrated laundry detergent.
Another great DIY trick for those tough household small projects is how to remove hard water stains on your windows! You probably have the cleaning ingredients in your home. Simply take ⅓ water and ⅔ vinegar and create a mix in a spray bottle. Spray all over window with hard water stains. Soak for 1 minute and wipe dry with a dry cloth. You may have to repeat the process a few times to fully remove all water stains. If stains are stubborn and just don’t seem to clean off you may have to use oven cleaner! Oven cleaner is known to remove virtually everything. Because of this known fact you will want to make sure to use gloves and do not spray the oven cleaner directly on glass. Instead spray cleaner on a clean rag and apply to window. Rinse with warm water. Spots will come right off!! Also be sure to keep cleaner away from plastic and painted surfaces as to deflect any damage to surfaces.
These are just a couple of great DIY home improvement solutions. You would be surprised at how easy it is to do a lot of home project yourself and will materials found around your home.